Defense Operations

September 1, 2014

Cassidian SAS, Elancourt, France, has been awarded a maximum $98 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-reimbursement contract line item numbers for support and sustainment of the Eagle Vision Data Acquisition Segment (DAS). The sustainment effort includes systems support, telephone support, software/hardware maintenance, onsite/emergency support, security accreditation, configuration management, sustaining engineering, spare management, sustainment training and overall program management.

September 1, 2014

The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, California, was awarded a $6,589,859 modification (P00012) to cost-plus-fixed-fee contract FA8802-14-C-0001, for general life cycle systems engineering and integration for the National Security Space Community. The contractor will provide planning, systems definition and technical specification support. They will also analyze user needs, design and design alternatives, interoperability, manufacturing and quality control.

September 1, 2014

Areté Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $10,316,696 modification to previously awarded contract (N61331-11-C-0007) for engineering services in support of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block 1 program. The primary mission of AN/DVS-1 COBRA is to conduct unmanned aerial tactical reconnaissance in littoral battle space for detection and localization of mine fields and obstacles in the surf zone and beach zone prior to amphibious assault.

September 1, 2014

Airtec Inc., California, Maryland, is being awarded a $10,780,768 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services in support of the U.S. Army's Southern Command. The contractor will provide ISR services utilizing two contractor-owned, contractor-operated aircraft. Work will be performed in Bogota, Columbia, and is expected to be completed in May 2015. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N68335-14-D-0032).

September 1, 2014

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $21,395,545 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0096 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Universal Urgent Needs Statement Effort. This order provides for the replacement of the warning system and radar warning receiver system and upgrades the capabilities of the programmer and associated software. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland is the contracting activity.

September 1, 2014

Raytheon Missile Services, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $24,559,600 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 0060 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) for the procurement of 158 High Speed Anti-Radiation Command Launch Computers for the U.S. Navy (121) and the government of Australia (37) for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($20,500,108; 83.5 percent) and the government of Australia ($4,059,492; 16.5 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program.

September 1, 2014

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, New York,, is being awarded a $32,502,712 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive, firm target contract (N00019-13-C-999) for non-recurring engineering in support of the full rate production Lot 2 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

August 29, 2014
By George I. Seffers

U.S. Strategic Command announced today it has entered into a new space situational awareness data-sharing agreement with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The agreement, which was signed August 9, provides EUMETSAT with higher quality and more timely space information tailored for its organization’s specific purposes in exchange for satellite-positional and radio-frequency information.

August 28, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Revelations about the NSA's monitoring practices created some fallout with the telecommunications industry and other nations, acknowledges Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, the agency’s new director. But the capabilities the agency provides eclipse the damage done.

August 26, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

The release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of unknown origin will help satellite owner-operators better protect their space assets.

August 26, 2014

Johnson Controls BAS LLC, Huntsville, Alabama (W912DY-14-D-0050); Evergreen Fire Alarms LLC, Tacoma, Washington (W912DY-14-D-0051); and exp Federal Inc., Chicago, Illinois (W912DY-14-D-0052), were awarded a $2.5 billion combined firm-fixed-price contract for procurement and installation of utility monitoring and control and similar systems. Other contracts may be awarded under this solicitation. U.S.

August 26, 2014

Aardvark, La Verne, California, was awarded a $7,600,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the components of the Launched Electric Stun Device Program: TASER XP25 Cartridge, TASER X26 Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW), Extended Digital Power Magazine, and holster for the CEW. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-14-D-0092).

August 26, 2014

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI), Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum $25,472,255 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for modeling, simulation, algorithms and analysis techniques for Missile Defense Concept and Technology Development. This contract provides for development of foundational models, algorithms and data sets in areas critical to high-fidelity, closed-loop (HFCL) simulations of future sensors and interceptors including flight sciences, sensors, communications, algorithms, phenomenology and lethality.

August 26, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp., Integrated Systems Group, Greenville, Texas, has been awarded a $61,000,243 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract action for the modification and integration of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities onto two King Air 350 aircraft. This is 100 percent foreign military sales for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. FMS funds in the amount of $30,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award.

August 26, 2014

L-3 Communications Corp. - Communication Systems, Camden, New Jersey, has been awarded a $29,146,854 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Communication Security/Transition Security (COMSEC/TRANSEC) Systems II (ACTS II). Contactor will provide interim contractor support in support of transition capability on the AEHF COMSEC/TRANSEC ACTS II from electronic key management system to key management infrastructure.

August 26, 2014

Alion Science and Technology Corp., Burr Ridge, Illinois, has been awarded a $14,024,395 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0081) on the AMMTIAC indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source (FA4600-06-D-0003) for Army Research Laboratory sensors and electron devices.

August 26, 2014

Telecommunication Support Services Inc. (TSS), Melbourne, Florida, has been awarded an $8,922,696 firm-fixed-price contract for Mobile Air Surveillance System technical support. The MASS mission includes radar air surveillance; radio and satellite communications for counterdrug operations; host nation air sovereignty; air search and rescue; and other regional operations in the U. S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is the contracting activity (FA4890-14-C-0013).

August 26, 2014

Accenture Federal Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,737,530 firm-fixed-price contract for the development, testing, and implementation of the Electronic Technical Work Document (eTWD) system solution.

August 22, 2014

Rockwell Collins Inc. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been awarded a $35,364,765 modification (P00027) to a firm-fixed-price contract (FA8106-11-C-0006) for KC-10 Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) kits and installs. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $114,485,428. This modification provides for the exercise of an option for Group A and B kits and installation for 27 KC-10 aircraft. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

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